THERE’S GOT TO BE A MORNING AFTER …

I’ve seen it a million times and failed to explain it in words; that air of tired bliss that follows a special occasion.  I think the term the young set use is “Are you feeling the LOVE?”

It is in the air on the mornings following weddings, school farewell dances, milestone birthday parties … It was the tangible mood in the dining room of the Marion on Nicol this morning, when I joined the breakfast after-party of Eric Way’s epic celebration.

Friends and family from around the world, people who had been significant forces in his life at various times, had joined together in revelry and were preparing to part again; but first one last repast …

After recovering from my disgust that everyone looked so fresh and beautiful after the late night, I focused my own bleary eyes on the menu and chose a mushroom omelette. 

The PR lady across from me had eggs Florentine, of which I was rather envious.

We moved our full bellies and coffee cups onto the veranda, where cakes were being set out for tea.  My senses simply couldn’t bear another smidgeon of stimulation and I fled, before I had the chance to ask the chef about last night’s crab cakes…

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34 Comments Add yours

  1. Those cakes look deeevine!!

    1. theonlycin says:

      There were berry tarts and cupcakes, and the prettiest little sandwiches you ever did see …

  2. Supa says:

    Pretty cakes.

    1. theonlycin says:

      My camera doesn’t do them justice 😀

  3. Adeeyoyo says:

    I think I HAVE to make a cake or pudding of some sort – your posts have given me such a craaaa-ving for something really sweet, but now it has to have at least a blob of cream as well! *goes off to the shop to buy cream*

    1. theonlycin says:

      Funny, I’m also off to buy cream, I feel like a comfy, down-home kitchen supper of beef stroganoff after all that gadding about 🙂

  4. Naomi says:

    OMG what beautiful cakes!!

    1. theonlycin says:

      Aren’t they a picture 🙂

  5. nrhatch says:

    I like my eggs best when they are hidden away in luscious baked goods. Nice photos!

    1. theonlycin says:

      One luscious bake coming up for Nancy 🙂

  6. Jamie Dedes says:

    Sounds like a most pleasant event … Eggs Florentine! Love at first nibble …

    1. theonlycin says:

      They looked good, but my omelette didn’t disappoint 🙂

  7. leigh says:

    Bloody theme song, playing itself over and over…

    1. theonlycin says:

      There’s got to be a morning after … If we can hold on through the night … We have a chance to find the sunshine …
      *runs away laughing hysterically*

      1. theonlycin says:

        Oh can’t you see the morning after?
        It’s waiting right outside the storm
        Why don’t we cross the bridge together …

        *waves wineglass in the air with great mirth … mirthope*

  8. suzicate says:

    Very pretty, sounds devine!

    1. theonlycin says:

      My belly is full, my eyes are drooping 😉

  9. gospelwriter says:

    those are for eating?? – way too pretty!

    1. theonlycin says:

      I thought so too 😀

  10. How do people do that fresh-as-a-daisy-the-day-after thing?

    I think its just lots of caffeine. The clues in the eyes, they’re generally spiral.

    1. theonlycin says:

      Must have some chemical assistance, methinks 😉

  11. stilekke says:

    I wonder why I feel pekish all of a sudden……hi Cin….

  12. buttercup600 says:

    6.30am here..and I am hungry…looks fabulous Cindy, no doubt that we eat with our eyes first!! Thanks for sharing xxx

    1. theonlycin says:

      8.45am here and I just realised I need breakfast 🙂
      xxx

  13. slpmartin says:

    My theory on those people who look so fresh in the morning is based upon something called clones…two different people playing the same role..of course as I said this is just a theory..I am open to other explanations. 🙂

    1. theonlycin says:

      A brilliant theory, I am stealing it 🙂

  14. that proves it, we have to treat ourselves to a tea there

    1. theonlycin says:

      We do, let me get through this book and we’ll set a date 🙂

  15. souldipper says:

    Well, I don’t know where I’ve been (well, yes I do so don’t start a rumor), but I’ve just discovered this post before bedtime again. I actually came from a gathering where the cake was attempting to look like the one in your photos with pansies. There were some half cherries added to the mix which could have stayed in the jar. But the sliver I was begged into (a slight exaggeration) was delicious.

    1. theonlycin says:

      Glad you enjoyed it, sleep tight 🙂

  16. Tokeloshe says:

    Almost to good to eat.

    I love the angle of the cake photo!

    1. theonlycin says:

      Thanks Tok, a photographer asked me the other day why I don’t crop my photos, I answered that I don’t know.

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